Sterling man charged for Route 28 indecent exposure, battery and more; Airports Authority votes to reduce Dulles Airport cabs

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, Dec. 14.

The Sterling man who stripped down to his birthday suit and shut down part of Route 28 between Old Ox Road and Frying Pan Road has been identified as 32-year-old Jose Gonzalez Flores. Gonzalez Flores has been charged with indecent exposure, assault and battery, destruction of property, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.

On Wednesday, the Washington Airports Authority voted to cut back on the number of cabs servicing Dulles International Airport. Since 2015, taxi drop-offs have fallen 32 percent while Uber and Lyft pickups increased by 71 percent at Dulles and 56 percent at Reagan National Airport.

Del. M. Kirkland Cox, Virginia’s House majority leader, has said that he wishes to support Metro through federal legislation that has been proposed by Rep. Barbara Comstock. This would increase the state’s contribution to $25 million per year.
(The Washington Post)

Washington, D.C.’s, United Medical Center‘s obstetrics ward was shut down in early August, and after a vote by the hospital’s board on Wednesday, the hospital’s nursery and delivery rooms will not reopen.
(The Washington Post)

According to the Washington Business Journal, Reston Hospital Center plans to build a $1.1 million two-story, 11-room emergency department at 2000 Old Gallows Road in Vienna.
(Reston Now)

This past weekend, it is believed that a coyote killed an Annandale dog. Wildlife officials from Fairfax County have confirmed a recent increase in area sightings.